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Raccoons invade Tennessee Walmart, forcing store to close

COVINGTON, TN (WCMH) -- A Walmart was forced to close in Tennessee after a trio of raccoons got inside the store.

The store was closed around 8:30am Monday after the critter was found inside the store, NBC affiliate WMC-TV reports. The city's mayor, Justin Hanson, says crews were quickly called to the scene to try to track down the animal.

The Covington Leader learned from a source close to the situation that there were initially three raccoons in the store.  Two were forced out of the store through the loading dock area and a third as still in the store as of 11:15am.

NBC4 sister station WATN-TV said the store reopened several hours later. The station reports Alpha Wildlife is on scene working to remove the third critter.

Walmart told WMC-TV the closure was a due to a customer liability issue.



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